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Herman Cain Hopes Gas Prices Increase To Help Romney Win Presidency

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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Herman Cain announcing his withdrawal from the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Screenshot via MSNBC.

 

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday that there was nothing wrong with hoping gas prices increase because it would hurt Barack Obama’s reelection chances.

“Sometimes you need to hit people upside the head with a baseball bat in order to get their attention,” he said on the Neal Boortz radio show.

Cain was responding to a question by a caller, who asked if it was wrong to hope “that gas would hit $4 so people would realize that we need a Republican in the presidency.”


MARK: Is it wrong that since gas prices have been going up like 30 cents in the last month, month and a half. That for a while I’ve been hoping that gas would hit $4 so people would realize that we need a Republican in the presidency so that on November 7th, gas will be slashed to like $2 a gallon?

CAIN: That’s not wrong at all. If it hits $4 a gallon nationally, that would be a huge wakeup call for a lot of people who, quite frankly Mark, aren’t paying attention. And the other reason that I would agree with you that it was not wrong in order to wake people up in that manner because sometimes you don’t wake them up until it hits their checkbook or their pocketbook is the fact that some of the times when gas prices go down it’s manipulated. It’s manipulated by the oil-producing countries. There are some countries that are really really big as far as oil production that want Barack Obama to win.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/07/herman-cain-not-wrong-to-hope-gas-prices-rise-to-hurt-obama/


by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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mehamil1
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

*facepalm* 

Do you think he realizes that the spoofs the Daily Show is doing with him are intentionally making him look like an ass? Or is he going along with it? I honestly can't tell. 

_Kissy_
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Lets not hope for a solution to poverty, war, hunger, or anything else hurting America, oh no. Lets just make sure Obama is a one term president, no matter how much it hurts.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM

He's a bit off-

29again
by Gold Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Well, that would be the only good thing about high gas prices.  And if that is what it takes, I'll pay it!!

mehamil1
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Ya know, there are those who can't pay it. 

The American way of thinking, so self centered and individualistic, what's in it for me mentality, is sickening. People's lives are being destroyed by this nonsense. Do you not care about anyone beyond yourself and your friends and family? 

Being the socialist that I am, I'm concerned for the welfare of this entire planet and every living creature on it. What is going on right now is sheer madness. 

Quoting 29again:

Well, that would be the only good thing about high gas prices.  And if that is what it takes, I'll pay it!!


29again
by Gold Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 2:40 AM
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I really can't pay it either, but I will sacrifice something in order to do so.  And really, I'm too strapped trying to take care of MY immediate family, the people who live in my house, to worry about the rest of the world.  But then, I'm NOT a socialist, either.  Oh, and conservatives care about others too.  They just don't brag about it.  I'm glad that you see that Obama's policies are destroying people's lives.  That is a good first step!


Quoting mehamil1:

Ya know, there are those who can't pay it. 

The American way of thinking, so self centered and individualistic, what's in it for me mentality, is sickening. People's lives are being destroyed by this nonsense. Do you not care about anyone beyond yourself and your friends and family? 

Being the socialist that I am, I'm concerned for the welfare of this entire planet and every living creature on it. What is going on right now is sheer madness. 

Quoting 29again:

Well, that would be the only good thing about high gas prices.  And if that is what it takes, I'll pay it!!



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